Really I don't think any poor woman ever had so much to put up with as I had. There must be a head of the house, and it is very hard to blame me for doing my own duty, and someone else's as well. But it is the way of the world. Never mind, they'll all miss me when I am gone.
Jane Tressider, the narrator of this gently satirical "memoir," is a force to be reckoned with! Strong-willed, outspoken, and absolutely certain that she - and only she! - knows what's best for her family, formidable Jane decides the time has come to speak up on behalf of that muchmaligned set: mothers-in-law. Jane is something of an expert, you see, thanks to her triumphs with the spouses of her own darling children (who, if not for Jane, would be stuck in disastrous marriages). So it's only right that she should share her wisdom! Originally published in 1892, this delightful fictional tale will keep mothers-in-law and children-in-law chuckling heartily. (KG)